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Congo Terminal, a Bolloré Ports subsidiary, continues to upgrade the Port of Pointe-Noire and has achieved a new milestone with the completion of the extension works of the yard surface area of dock D

Congo Terminal quai DCongo Terminal continues its infrastructure development. (Image source: Congo Terminal)

The works which began a year ago and had a price tag of 3bn CFA francs (approximately US$5.2mn), have increased the storage area by 3.5 ha and will support additional volumes after a record year by Congo Terminal with more than one million containers handled.

This new project follows the reconstruction in 2017 of 700 linear metres of dock D and a yard of 3 ha. Engineered by a local company, these works are part of an investment plan designed to make the Pointe-Noire deep water port an oceanside doorway to Africa. Bolloré Ports has invested more than 250bn CFA francs (US$432mn) since 2009 to upgrade the container terminal’s infrastructure and equipment. These efforts have considerably improved its productivity.

“Through this new investment, we are continuing to boost the competitiveness of Congo’s economy and step up the impulse of trade in the region. With this new storage area, we raise our capacity to 45 ha, which will help us keep pace with the momentum of import & export flows in the Congo corridor while offering us the opportunity to respond to the expectations of ship owners," explained Anthony Samzun, managing director of Congo Terminal.

In step with its environmental commitments, which are reflected in its Green Terminal labelling process created by Bolloré Ports and approved by Bureau Veritas, Congo terminal has equipped this new storage area just as the other yards with LED lighting masts.